Lamade got into a pretty close relationship with Patty Schnyder that went something like this, which preceded her downfall:
January 2001 - Patty fired her coach and promptly lost about six straight first round matches. That spring, Patty was in the U.S. for IW and Miami, accompanied by her non-tennis-playing husband Rainer Hofmann, without a coach or even a hitting partner and her play was suffering from lack of training. Lamade, who was a pretty highly regarded up and comer at the time, was playing qualifying at these events accompanied by her coach Hubert Choudury. Patty and Bianka had the German language in common, Bianka was only too happy to have the chance to practice with the much higher ranked and well known Patty, and Bianka solved Patty's training dilemma. The two girls seemed to become close friends, and within about a month, Choudury had become the simultaneous coach of both players, and Bianka and Patty became permanent doubles partners. For the first couple months of this arrangement Bianka was playing well and lifted her ranking into the Top 100. Starting around Wimbledon however, Bianka started losing to literally every opponent in sight and in effect by the next spring she was basically nothing but a traveling hitting partner for Patty. After Charleston '02, Choudury dumped Lamade altogether, because he wanted to concentrate on coaching Patty back into the Top 10 and it was impossible to do that while coaching two players. Lamade shortly afterward fell out of the Top 200, and has spent the last two years barely on the tour. The funniest part of it was seeing Choudury (who was just plain fat) lose about 50 pounds once HE himself had to assume Bianka's vacated role of Patty's hitting partner.
I'm not saying this involvement with Patty was the cause of Lamade's downfall, but i suspect she sort of got used by both Choudury and Patty for their own purposes in a way that probly didn't help her career.